10 Unique Pigeons You Didn’t Know Existed (Gallery)

Nature is full of astonishing unique birds, each with its own special characteristics and its own array of colors. What most people don’t know, is that there is an unknown variety of unique pigeon species in the world. Most of us know the common city pigeons (rock pigeons), these are the grey and navy pigeons you see many in every city. These common city pigeons are the first birds to ever be domesticated by humans, they can be seen in ancient Mesopotamian paintings, mosaics, and statues from 4500 BC, and even earlier. So without tiring you with more information, please enjoy some of the best, most colorful, and unique pigeons that nature can offer:

1 – The Nicobar Pigeon

The Nicobar Pigeon, found in the Islands of Nicobar, these amazing pigeons were once found in abundance in the wild but their numbers are decreasing.Extraordinary Pigeons You Probably Didn't Know Exist (10 different pigeon species) This species is classified as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List. These birds are captured for food, pet trade,s and their gizzard stones which are used to make delightful jewelry.

2 – Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The biggest living pigeon and the closest remaining relative to the extinct dodo bird. It was named in honor of Queen Victoria for its flashy blue crown of intricate lace-like patterns and its regal poise.  Originally from New Guinea

3 – Jacobin Pigeon

 These pigeons were named after the Jacobin order of monks who date from 1100.  They are known for their name-like feathers that can measure 6 inches and stands a couple of inches above the head. They are black, white, red and yellow.

4 – Brown Frillback Pigeon

 The Frilback pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon, it’s actually an ancient breed developed over many years of selective breeding  The Frillback pigeon appears in many color varieties.

5 – Swedish Owl Pigeon

 Originating from southern regions of Sweden.

6 – Spinifex Pigeon

Spinifex Pigeons are residents of the spinifex grasslands of northern and central Australia. They have very effective camouflage coloring for living, escaping from possible predators, and feeding on the ground.

7 – Brunner Pouter Pidgeon

This pigeon has a lively strong temperament, shown by lots of strutting, bowing, and hopping during courting.

8 – Lahore Pigeon

 Mainly an ornamental breed from ancient Persia, was once bred for its meed but now its raised mainy for its beautiful plumage and colorful patterns

9 – Polish Wattle Pigeons

 

10 – Scandaroon Pigeon

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